Gardner artist Jamie Lavin will have his work featured at the Visions of the Flint Hall Art Benefit and Sale. The sale, which opens Oct. 1 in Kansas City, will benefit the Kansas Park Trust, a non-profit organization that promotes the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve and the Flint Hills of Kansas.

Submitted artwork by Jamie Lavin


“The Visions of the Flint Hills Art Benefit and Sale features original art inspired by the Flint Hills of Kansas and the Great Plains.  It is a juried show that recognizes beautiful art as well as helps preserve a national, natural treasure in the state of Kansas,” Lavin said.
Former Sen. Nancy Kassebaum Baker and former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius chair the benefit and sale, which opens during opens during First Fridays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 1 and Nov. 5 at the Buttonwood Art Space, 3013 Main, Kansas City, Mo.
During the First Friday events, guests will have the opportunity to meet National Geographic Photographer Stan Herd and Lavin as well as more than 78 participating artists.
The Kansas Park Trust was formed in 2002 through the leadership of former Senator, Nancy Kassebaum Baker and former Governor, Kathleen Sebelius as a key element in in creating the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Chase County, Kan. The 10,000 acre Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve and the surrounding Flint Hills are the largest remaining parcel of the tallgrass prairie that once covered 140 million acres in North America. In 2008, the Tallgrass Prairie was named one of the eight wonders of the State of Kansas.
The Visions of the Flint Hills Art Benefit and Sale will run from Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, through Saturday, Nov. 26, 2010. More information is available online at  www.ButtonwoodArtSpace.com and www.VisionsOfTheFlintHills.org